Sunday, April 23, 2017

Dinosaur Digs Quiet Book Page

Dinosaur Digs is the opposite page to Dinosaur World  that I did previously. Kind of like a "before and after" theme?  Firs the dinosaurs are roaming the world, next, they are fossils at a Dinosaur Dig! What toddler wouldn't love to dig for dinosaur bones!  Plus.. on this page, not only does the child get to find the dinosaurs...they get to actually (well, almost actually!) dig up some bones!  Took me a while to figure how to make a page that was able to "dig" on, but I think what I have designed will make my little grand son happy for some time!
I used all fabric... browns that looked like rock! The background is a sparkle looking print..perfect for a dinosaur dig! I made the rocks go around the edges of the page, and made them into pockets so a dinosaur could "hide" under or behind the rocks to be found!


There are even some bones left in the side of the mountain...he can see, but can't dig for, but he can imagine! I thought they were just a nice little accent for the page and its theme.


The "middle" rock that is to be "dug" around.. is made out of "sloppy" cut triangles, (meaning no exact straight sides, but curvy and ....sloppy!) Then I placed some side by side around in a circle, and then some on top of those, so he digs through first row of "rock" then another "row" of rock till he
 finds.....  Dinosaur bones!!!

  

 These "bones" I found online as a coloring book page and I printed them out on fabric paper, then a tad of batting and a white back and some satin stitch and made them into 3-D, movable, playable appliques! Now, he can "build" a dinosaur out of the "fossils" he dug up!




The "rocks" around the edges of the page are made of fabric where i just sewed it in a curvy circle or rectangles and then sewed them to the page to form pockets...so other dinosaurs can hide and be found!
 These dinos are a fabric I bought, and just cut out the image and made into a 3-D, removable, playable applique piece.

If you would like to see the page in action, click on the picture below!




This is how the 2 pages will be in the book... can't get them side by side here on the post, but... you get the picture!



I have not sewed the pages together yet....that will be the last thing I do as I will be binding them as you would a quilt and also making fabric spine, holding all pages together. So...follow along and stay tuned!  And I hope you are getting the "quiet book bug" and start one for your own little one!

Thanks for stopping by and...keep on preserving those memories!
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3 comments:

  1. This is fantastic Cheri, I'm sure you grandson and future children will treasure it.

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  2. Wow Cheri!! What a wonderful idea! I can tell that you put a lot of time and thought into creating your Dinosaur Dig. Thank you for sharing it with us. I can't wait to make one for my grandson when he is a bit older. Being a visual learner the inclusion of your video is such a plus! You have sparked my creative juices flowing again. Making quiet books is my favorite thing to do. Thank you again for sharing your hard work and creativity with us! A+ in my books. �� Sandy Young syoungrenewed@comcast.net

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    1. Thankyou! I am glad to offer some inspiration! My grand son is 6 months old... and I am on my second quiet book to give him...when he gets older! The one with this page is for about 2-3 years (although his mother took it and kept it when I showed it to her.. I think she wanted to play with it!) and I am now finishing one for his first birthday...or maybe next christmas..depends on how he seems to be functioning then! And I have lot of ideas written down to do at least one more. SO...get them done now and then have them ready when the child is!

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